The September 12th episode, episode 1 of season 6 of Anarchy on Air, is co-hosted by group members Ocean and Delia. Group members Delia and Marshall give a report on news and resistance actions from around the world, collaboratively culled, before we hear an interview conducted by working member and Professor Kēhaulani Kauanui with educator and organizer Andrew Cornell on his recent book, Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century (2016), published by the University of California Press. Cornell has taught at Williams College, Haverford College, and Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3, and is also the author of Oppose and Propose! Lessons from Movement for a New Society (2011), published by AK Press.
Then, we hear an interview conducted by member Delia with radical yerbetera La Loba Locaabout the importance of "creating little cracks in this very big thing called the cisheteropatriarchy" by honoring and centering the labor, magic, intention, and political weight carried by femmes, women, and people living outside of normative gender binaries and confining identity categories. Among many other things, they discuss the broad scope of their work, what "queer" means to them in the different geopolitical contexts they navigate, creating, sharing, and sustaining spaces and strategies for radical communal interdependence as it relates to what they call autonomous health, and honoring Abuelita knowledge: "talking to plants before science discovered they listened; bodies of knowledge that have been oppressed, stolen, silenced, gone underground, hidden themselves in between spice jars in kitchen cabinets, locked away but remembered and restored when necessary." La Loba Loca is a self-described "Queer, Chocolla, Andina, South American migrant, artist, researcher, writer, handpoke tattooist, full-spectrum companion/doula, aspiring midwife student, seed-saver, gardener, and yerbetera". Loba is currently based in Los Angeles, CA, but also constantly travels across Turtle Island and Abya Yala to facilitate shares and workshops on herbalism, plant relations, healing justice, and autonomous health.
To find out more about Loba and their recent, upcoming, and past work, offerings, and musings, you can check out their:
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lalobaloca/
Featured music: “La Jardinera” by Violeta Parra
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